In the first feature of Forests for Life, KHON2 covers the grim future of Hawaiian honeycreepers, which are facing imminent extinction without significant intervention. In the video below, you will learn what KFBRP is doing to save the ‘akikiki.
In a recent DLNR Press release (below) and news conference (video below), experts discuss the extinction crisis faced by some of Hawai’i’s rarest forest birds. A report was presented to decision makers offering a selection of actions to address the current crisis. Also included in the report are conservation strategies for other species. Experts warn that if no action is taken four species of forest birds would face extinction within 1-10 years and as many as 11 additional extinctions would occur in the next decade.
In the following video, KFBRP’s leader, Lisa “Cali” Crampton and Teya Penniman introduce the Birds not Mosquitos Initiative. Cali will introduce you to Kauaʻi’s forest birds and update you on their status and threats, along with strategies to combat these threats.
Forest Fridays Episode 4 addresses the question: Is it too late to save Kauai’s Forest Birds?